Stephen Amell is apparently looking to expand his career opportunities.
While Amell is getting ready for Season 5 of Arrow, he recently signed up to appear in the coming season of American Ninja Warrior. Does this mean Amell is leaving Arrow after the next season?
— Arrow – GreenArrowTV (@GreenArrowTV) September 10, 2016
According to USA Today, Amell took to Twitter to express his desire to join the hit NBC competition.
“Hey @ninjawarrior — I would like to compete on your show in 2017,” Amell wrote.
Amell’s message drew the attention of Matt Iseman, the host of American Ninja Warrior.
“We accept. Can we borrow the Arrow Cave for the City Finals?” Iseman asked Amell.
It isn’t clear if Amell will really appear on the show next year, though Just Jared Jr is reporting that it is a strong possibility.
“So it begins,” Amell wrote back.
Whatever happens, the prospects of seeing Amell compete with other athletes on the show would certainly boost ratings. Considering his skills on Arrow, Amell might even have a shot at winning the whole thing.
— Outer Places (@outerplaces) September 9, 2016
After all, Amell’s character is familiar with some of the obstacles on the show, which means Amell already has plenty of practice.
Although fans might be seeing Amell compete on Ninja Warrior, his future on Arrow remains uncertain. Does Amell’s desire to appear on Ninja Warrior mean that his time on Arrow is coming to an end?
Stephen Amell has yet to announce his departure from the show. For now, fans can expect Amell back in full force when Arrow returns for Season 5.
That being said, Den of Geek is reporting that another fan favorite character on Arrow might not be back next season.
— R.Saieesh (@brooklin570) September 11, 2016
Ever since it was announced that Manu Bennett would appear as Deathstroke in the DCEU, fans wondered if the actor’s time on Arrow was finished.
Bennett has been a fan favorite character on the show since back in Season 1, and eventually evolved into a main villain in Season 2.
Thankfully, Amell recently assured fans that Bennett would still be a part of the TV show, regardless of his work on the big screens.
“Just because there may or may not be a Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe doesn’t mean Manu Bennett can’t exist on our show,” Amell stated. “That’s not how that works.”
Speaking of expanding to the big screens, Amell also addressed rumors that Green Arrow would make it into the DCEU.
According to Epic Stream, Amell isn’t aware of any plans to adapt the Green Arrow into a movie.
At the same time, Amell also revealed that he signed a contract with producers to star on Arrow through 2019, which would coincide with the show’s seventh season.
If Green Arrow is made into a movie, Amell was asked if he would be offended if he didn’t land the part.
“I do not have a right to Oliver Queen. Someone played it before me. Someone voiced it before me. Someone will play it after me,” he shared.
— Sirine (@sirin800) September 11, 2016
Amell reportedly took issue after Ezra Miller was hired to play The Flash for the upcoming Justice League movie. Apparently, Amell though that Grant Gustin should have been cast for the part.
Gustin plays the superhero on The CW’s hit show, The Flash.
Amell also didn’t think Warner Bros should have made the casting announcement on the heels of The Flash’s debut on The CW.
Whatever ends up happening with a Green Arrow movie, fans can at least rest assured knowing that Amell will be a part of Arrow for the foreseeable future.
Season 5 of Arrow is set to return to The CW on Oct. 5, check out a couple of previews below.
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